The 48-year-old singer said he had come through the worst month of my life after falling ill while preparing for a concert in Vienna. Appearing outside his North London home, he spoke with the media and gave out the news that he was now on the road to recovery after surgeons performed a tracheotomy on him and it had been touch and go if he would survive. “I’m not supposed to speak for too long. Merry Christmas everyone,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Asked on how he felt, Michael said, “I am very weak but I feel amazing... I got streptococcus something. It’s a form of pneumonia and they spent three weeks keeping me alive basically.